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Re: portability of quote marks

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: portability of quote marks
Date: Sun, 03 Feb 2019 05:07:47 +0100 (CET)

>> I've had occasion to change the left / opening and right / closing
>> quite in m4 a few times.  I usually change it to a left / opening
>> and right / closing bracket / brace, which ever is best for what
>> I'm doing.
> Useful feedback.  Even "at home" with ASCII m4's left-quote
> character causes discomfort.  I, too, have changed quotes to < >,
> which the editor "sam" regards as paired on a par with () {} [].
> I'm still interested to hear how it has been dealt with outside the
> US,

Perhaps a more useful question would be to replace the `outside the
US' with `using a non-US keyboard (layout)'.  For example, all my
laptops I've ever bought here in Austria had a US keyboard, since
programming becomes a pain otherwise due to the very uncomfortable
key sequences to get characters like /|\, [], {} – or `'.


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